On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Criminal Defense on Wednesday, August 10, 2011

No one wants to be arrested. However, sometimes the fear of being apprehended can lead a person to make drastic decisions. Recently, a Louisville, Kentucky, man was arrested after an attempt to evade police. Officers say the man had been wanted on several felony warrants and now faces drug charges, as well as allegations of several other offenses.

Police had set up surveillance near where they believed the man to be living. Eventually, officers witnessed a man riding a motorcycle into the neighborhood and they began to follow him. When he realized he was being followed, he made an attempt to flee. He turned onto a dead end street and crashed the motorcycle, subsequently attempting to flee on foot. The man was carrying a female passenger at the time of the crash, and fled the scene without rendering aid to his passenger.

Officers finally apprehended the man. During the process of arrest, the man purportedly attempted to evade officers and caused injury to one policeman, who later required medical assistance. After he was arrested, police searched the man’s motorcycle and located a 9mm handgun and methamphetamines that appeared to be ready to sell.

Police later charged him with two counts of possessing a handgun by a convicted felon, two counts of wanton endangerment, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. The man also faces charges of drug trafficking and fleeing and evading arrest.

Given his status as a wanted felon, he will likely face serious legal consequences as a result of his actions. Regardless of the reason behind an arrest, individuals who find themselves behind bars for any reason often require solid legal defense to overcome the difficulty of court proceedings. While there’s no way of knowing the legal course of action the man’s case will take, knowledgeable criminal defense counsel may be able to help him receive fair treatment throughout the proceedings.

Source: WLKY, “Louisville Man Arrested After Crash, Chase,” Matthew Thomas, July 21, 2011